Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACs) Thruster Non-Destructive Examination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG6003P0047
Agency Tracking Number: 022-0008
Amount: $69,593.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5 Morin Street, Biddeford, ME, 04005
DUNS: 048268890
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Leslie Cohen
 Manager, Program Manageme
 (207) 282-5911
Business Contact
 David Audie
Title: Sr. Contract Administrato
Phone: (207) 282-5911
Email: govt@fibermaterialsinc.com
Research Institution
"This proposal recommends a program to evaluate non-destructive testing (NDE) methods for DACs ceramic composite thruster nozzles. The test methods are to be "go-no/go" tests to verify that the thruster condition prior to or immediately after installationis equal to that upon completion of fabrication and to detect any damage that may have occurred during handling, transportation or installation. Replacement of refractory metal thrusters with ceramic composite thrusters will result in significant cost andweight reductions. The NDE is required to verify that the thruster adequacy has not been degraded by handling, transportation, or installation damage."

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